|Not a Statute of Nike, Just Some Homophobe Who Founded Western Jurisprudence Named Ulpian|
Nike recently terminated the boxer Manny Pacquiao's endorsement contract. Nike concluded that he violated his "morals clause" by arguing that homosexuality showed a confusion of sexes that even animals understand. To provide some context, Nike did not terminate its endorsement deals with Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant when details of their adulteries emerged.
Apparently, Nike thinks its just and fair to treat inartful arguments as greater immoralities than adultery.
And, this wasn't just any argument. Pacquiao invoked the argument of Ulpian in the Book One, Section One, of the Digest:
"Jus Naturale is that which nature has taught to all animals; for it is not a law specific to mankind but is common to all animals - land animals, sea animals, and the birds as well. Out of this comes the union of man and woman which we call marriage, the procreation of children and their rearing. So we can see that the other animals, wild beasts included, are rightly understood to be acquainted with this law."Pacquiao apologized, but, of course, to no avail (Never apologize to these people; they want to punish thought crimes, not reasonable relations with people.): “I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God bless you all and I’m praying for you.” Pacquiao may not be condemning people, but the revolutionary left always is.
There's nothing wrong with comparing humans, homosexuals or heterosexuals, to other animals. Solomon did it repeatedly. Humans are a kind of animal. That's why studying other animals is an essential part of human medical advancements. That's why we can learn how to diagnose and cure human diseases by studying them in animals.
Nike is unlike an animal. It's a cold, calculating machine of greed. Its managers unjustly treat adultery more leniently than arguing against homosexuality.